Advantages Small, fast and cheap
Disadvantages Doesn't come with a USB cable
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Lexmark Z25LI recently resigned from my job in a multi-national company to take up a position in a local franchise with only a few staff members. What does this have to do with writing an op about a printer? Simply that, once I had resigned, it occurred to me that I would no longer be able to use company printers and paper to print off my personal letters. Let’s be honest, in an office of 50 or so people, you can get away with printing personal bits and pieces, but in an office of 3 or 4, it may be frowned upon. With that in mind I went wallet-in-pocket to PC World to pick myself up a basic printer for home use.
Seeing as I very rarely write anything worth printing (no comments please!), I decided that I would go for something cheap and cheerful, and to be honest I had a basic HP model in mind, and expected to pay around £50.00. Wandering through PC World though, I came across the Lexmark Z25L. A cheap colour printer, small, lightweight and fairly fast.The printer itself is connected to the PC via a USB cable, which is perhaps the only downfall of the whole purchase, insomuch that the cable is not supplied, adding an extra £15 to the cost of purchase if you don’t have a spare one indoors.
The printer itself comes in a pack that contains a colour cartridge, though the printer can actually hold both a colour and a black and white cartridge, so you have the choice of buying another cartridge when you buy the printer (which retail for £28.00 for a colour cartridge and £24.00 for black and white), though the printer works just as well with the single cartridge provided.Printing 6 colour pages per minute and 9 black and white pages per minute, which is an ok speed for such a cheap machine, the Z25L has a maximum resolution of 1200dpi for both colour and black and white pages. Again, by no means the best, but more than suitable for a low use printer, or as the manufacturers like to say: “Total ease of use for a hassle free, everyday printing”
The most boring fact that I could find was that the printer has a sound emission of 44dB. I really don’t know if that’s good or bad, but it doesn’t seem overly noisy to me, to the point that I can safely use with a sleeping baby only a few feet away without fear of waking her.The printer can hold 100 sheets of paper, and since I’ve bought it, it hasn’t jammed once – Something that forever happened on previous printers, and a problem that Lexmark say has been solved thanks to the AccufeedTM paper handling.
The printer is fairly small: Width: 445 mm, Depth: 457 mm, Height: 312 mm (paper support & exit tray extended), and costs a measly £29.99, though you have to remember that you may need to add the extra £15.00 for a USB cable, and even more if you want an extra cartridge.All of the details and spec for this printer can be found on the official Lexmark website:
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